Names that Ruled the Century: #1 Baby Names of the Last 100 Years

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1900s baby boy name, John

John


Much like Mary, the name John held strong at #1 for decades — from 1880 (or earlier) until 1923. Three of the nation's first 10 presidents were named John, which probably helped fuel its popularity. John was in the top five names in the U.S. every year until 1972. It still remains on the list of top 100 boys' names, but many of today's Johns go by Jack, Jake, or another nickname.

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September 1, 2014



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